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on the run. the lone remaining escaped inmate from that arizona prison may be hiding out near montana's glacier national park. terror trial, the youngest prisoner at guantanamo bay goes on trial today for the murder of an american soldier in afghanistan. and air rage. following an argument with a passenger, a jetblue flight attendant makes a hasty and unorthodox exit. this is the "cbs morning news" unorthodox exit. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, august 10th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm emily smith in for betty nguyen. this morning the search for the third escaped inmate from an arizona prison is centered near montana's glacier national park.
there's a $40,000 reward on their heads, but two other fugitives are back behind bars. one was captured monday. >> reporter: by most accounts, tracy province was a model citizen during his brief fling. witnesses saw him singing at a church sunday night. he also spent time chatting with residents at a local bar. >> he talked at least two hours. wanted to hear stories about the local outlaws. >> reporter: he was arrested monday morning just 60 miles from yellowstone park. his ten day run came to an end peacefully although he was armed with a .9 millimeter handgun and carrying a hitchhiking sign. >> he was relieved that this manhunt was over for him. >> reporter: province is the second of three fugitives from kingman state prison to be captured. they escaped with one of their girlfriends july 30th. the search for the trio intensified over the weekend
after police linked them to the murders of a couple on vacation in new mexico. with two behind bars now, marshals are taking aim at the final fugitive, john mccluskey and his cousin and fiance, casslyn welch. the two dub themselves a modern day bonnie and clyde. >> rest assured we'll be on mccluskey like a cheap suit. we're not going to pull this thing down. >> reporter: marshals believe the couple is no longer in the yellowstone national park area. law enforcement in canada and several other states are also on the lookout for this pair of fugitives considered armed and extremely dangerous. candice gibson, cbs news. voters in four states go to the polls to choose candidates for november's election. a key issue as democrats hope to retain majorities in congress, growing voter discontent. today's vote may be a litmus test of what's to come. tara mergener is in washington with more. >> reporter: good morning. well, the stakes are very high today. yet another possible indicator
of where their constituents may stand heading into november. voters in four key states are choosing candidates to square off in november. in colorado, both democratic candidates have presidential backing. michael bennets has president obama's endorsement. >> he's been a breath of fresh air. >> reporter: while his competitor, andrew romanoff, scored president clinton's support. in the republican primary, jane horton is vying against tea party favorite ken bach. minnesota holds a gubernatorial primary while a senate seat is up for grabs in connecticut. richard blumenthal awaits the winner of the connecticut gop primary between rob simmons and linden mcmahon. and in georgia, sarah palin's star power will be put to the test. >> are you ready to bring it on? >> reporter: her pick in the republican primary for governor, karen handel, is pitted against
former congressman nathan deal. some experts say the key to today's primaries is actually who shows up. democrats will be paying close attention to see if republican momentum is holding. a recent pew research study shows gop enthusiasm is at a 16 year high. 77% of republicans say they will definitely vote this year compared to 65% of democrats. a big motivating factor, the economy. >> on the national landscape, there is one single issue. and that's the economy. because the economy is so bad, it ends up being a referendum on the president. >> reporter: democrats head into november eager to maintain their majorities in congress, but republicans are just as eager to regain that control. and on november 2nd, all 435 seats in the house are up for grabs. 37 seats in the senate. emily, back to you. >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. as democrats fight to hold on to congress, long time democratic congressman maxine
waters is fighting ethics charges. on monday, the house ethics panel formally accused waters of three counts of ethics violations. waters is accused of trying to secure assistance for a bank where her husband owns stock. she denies the charges. a trial is expected this fall. former vice president dick cheney spent his first night at home following last month's heart surgery. cheney was released from the hospital monday. doctors had installed a battery powered pump to assist his failing heart. cheney suffers from congestive heart failure and has suffered five heart attacks. >> the youngest prisoner at guantanamo bay goes on trial today after a military judge ruled his confessions can be used against him. canadian-born omar cotter was just 15 when he was captured on a battlefield in afghanistan. he is charged with killing an american soldier with a hand grenade. cotter's attorney say his confession was obtained by torture and asked that it be thrown out. on monday, a military judge
denied the motion. >> i guess what he says is it's okay for a young 15-year-old boy who is picked up off the battlefield and it's okay to threaten him with rape and sexual abuse. >> cotter is now 23 years old and has spent a third of his life at the guantanamo bay prison. the united nations estimates more than 13 million people have been affected by two weeks of record flooding in pakistan. the death toll has reached 1500 and continues to grow. rescue workers are still unable to reach some 600,000 victims in northwestern pakistan. at least 200 others are missing. more than 300 people have been killed by flooding and landslides in northwestern china. entire villages have been swamped. one man was rescued after being trapped under debris for more than 50 hours. more rain is forecast for today.
in russia, the trouble is record-breaking heat and drought. triple digit temperatures and smog have nearly doubled the death rate in moscow according to a city official. hospitals and morgues are overcrowded. meanwhile, firefighters are still battling forest fires that have raged since late july. on the cbs "moneywatch," investors in asia unloaded stocks this morning. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. >> reporter: good morning. well, asian markets edged down as china's economy showed new signs of slowing. nikkei slowed a quarter of a percent while the hang seng was also down. today wall street gets the latest on labor costs. monday was a quiet day of trading. but stocks stayed on the upside. the dow gained 45 points while the nasdaq added 17. the federal reserve meets today to try to put a jolt into the economy. while most analysts expect them to leave interest rates at record lows, the central bank could signal plans to restart some programs such as buying mortgage backed securities or treasury bonds.
both of those programs ended earlier this year when it appeared the economic recovery was going well. the house will interrupt its summer vacation to vote on a jobs bill today. the bill provides 10 billion to cash strapped states to help keep teachers, police and other government workers from getting pink slips. it also gives $16 billion to help states cover their medicaid bills. the scandal at hewlett-packard is hitting the bottom line. shares of hp fell nearly 8% on monday. that's a market loss of $9 billion. chief executive mark hurd resigned on friday because of falsified expense accounts. it's alleged those reports concealed a relationship with a woman hired as a marketing consultant who later threatened a sexual harassment lawsuit. hurd will leave the company with a payout that could top $40 million. and things will definitely be popping today in new york's times square. kellogg's is opening pop tart
world with more than 3,000 feet devoted to the toaster pastries. customers will be able to order customized versions or suggest new flavors. kellogg's sells 2 billion pop-tarts every year. and i think i just heard my stomach start growling. >> i'm so like 1996. i like cinnamon sugar. >> i like the brown sugar ones. >> me, too. thanks. ashley morrison here in new york. just ahead on the "morning news," the search for a dangerous serial stabber. plus, drive through rage. a customer gets violent after being denied chicken mcnuggets. first katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." it's a city built on luck, but beneath the bright lights is a much darker world where hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of homeless people seek refuge. we'll take you there tonight only on "the cbs evening news." it was a mystery to me. i found out that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain.
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ten other stabbings in michigan that started may 24th. he's also a suspect in two stabbings and a hammer attack in the past week in leesburg, virginia and a stabbing last saturday in toledo, ohio. almost all of the victims have been black males. the prosecutor in flint, michigan says they need help. >> we need the community to step forward and tell us any and everything that they may know, that they may have seen, that they may have believed they have seen to assist us in getting to the bottom of this. >> the suspect has been linked to a dark green chevy s-10 blazer between 1995 to 2000. bp is getting close to finally plugging the blownout oil well in the gulf of mexico. the federal government's point man, thad allen, says that a relief well is now within 30 feet of the main shaft. by the end of this week, engineers could begin pumping mud and cement into it to permanently kill the well. there was a furious flight attendant on a jetblue flight to new york. steven slater was arrested
monday after he apparently lost his temper during an argument with a passenger while the plane was on the ground at kennedy airport. one witness says slater then used the plane's public address system to curse out all the passengers. >> he said to the passenger who called me a [ bleep ], i've been in this business 28 years and that's it, i'm done. >> police say that slater then grabbed a couple beers, deployed the emergency exit slide and used it to get to his car. he was taken into custody at his home and faces charges of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. if convicted, slater could get seven years in prison. and he has nothing on this very upset mcdonald's customer. this just released surveillance video from toledo, ohio on new year's day shows melody arguing with drive-through workers because she can't get mcnuggets when they're serving breakfast. she punches the employee and the employee fights back before locking the window.
los angeles, sunny and 80. time now for a check on the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows storm clouds moving through florida while the southwest is looking at clear skies. later today, very hot air is stuck over much of the midwest. more triple digit temperatures are expected. the northeast will see more of that warm weather and some thunderstorms are likely in the northern plains. in sports, another win for the surprising baltimore orioles. in the tenth inning, brian roberts hit a walkoff home run off the white sox for a 3-2 victory. since they got a new manager, baltimore has won six out of seven games. and matt joyce of tampa bay homered off detroit as the rays beat the tigers 6-3. that brings tampa bay within a game and a half of the first place yankees in the american league east. in the national league, the central division race is tightening up again. skip schumacher of st. louis hit a long grand slam home run against cincinnati.
the 7-3 win moved the cards within one game of the first place reds. and in the tenth inning, stephen drew hit a single up the middle that drove in two runs in a rally against milwaukee and the diamondbacks beat the brewers 7-4. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and slashing the fat. the pentagon announces thousands of job cuts in the military. l? [ female announcer ] fiber has never looked better. all-natural benefiber.
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november on a bond measure to upgrade the state's water system. a warning for commuters... the c-h-p is cracking down on drivers who don't use hands-free devices with their cell phones. and we've found something in your refrigerator that can make you sick: ground beef. a recall this morning. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news early edition ... beginning at five. good morning... it' on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. people along the gulf coast will be watching a nearby system which may strengthen into a tropical storm. the northern plains have another day of severe thunderstorms. and the heat bubble is hanging out over the southern and central plains. here's another look at this morning's top stories. law enforcement officials believe the last of three escaped prisoners from arizona is hiding out near glacier
national park in montana. a second fugitive was picked up monday. and the first contested trial at guantanamo bay prison under the obama administration opens today. omar cotter was captured as a 15-year-old in afghanistan. he's charged with killing an american soldier. the defense department plans to cut $100 billion out of its budget over the next five years. one target, a command in virginia that employs 5,000 people. and that has politicians up in arms. david martin reports. >> reporter: after nearly a decade of wartime spending, defense secretary gates took dead aim at a bloated pentagon bureaucracy which spends a quarter of a trillion dollars a year on overhead. >> the culture of endless money that has taken hold must be replaced by a culture of savings and restraint. >> reporter: gates ticked off example after example of the bloat that has set in since 9/11. his own office has grown by 1,000 people. the number of generals, admirals and senior civilians by 400.
it's called brass creed. >> personnel of higher and higher rank are assigned to do things that could reasonably being handled by personnel of lower rank. >> reporter: over the next two years, he wants the number of brass, civilian and military, cut by 200. he also plans to close the business transformation agency, which you've probably never heard of, but which spends $340 million a year. also on the hit list, the joint forces command in norfolk, virginia, which in fact commands no forces but employs nearly 6,000 people and spends $240 million a year. beyond the specific cuts, gates is out to end the decades old pattern of sharp wartime increases and steep peace time declines. >> if you were to graph the defense budget going back the last 40 or 50 years, it would look like the ekg of a defibrillated heart. >> reporter: he plans to spend it instead on things like ship building. >> this is not about cutting the
defense budget. this is about a reallocation internally. >> reporter: in other words, he wants to take the money the pentagon spends on bureaucrats and spend it on weapons instead. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. a british man survived a journey of a lifetime. he became the first known man to walk the entire length of the amazon river. 34-year-old ed stafford began his trek in 2008 and on monday, finished walking all 4,000 miles of the amazon, the world's longest river. >> it's just phenomenal to be here at the end of the journey after 2 1/2 years. i never really -- it was really difficult to envision how this was going to feel. i'm completely overwhelmed by the whole day. >> he survived by eating piranha fish and rice and beans. along the way he encountered snakes, crocodiles and scorpions. he also came down with tropical diseases and got about 50,000 mosquito bites. he hopes his trip will raise
awareness of the amazon. i'm emily smith. we'll be right back. of the am that zohn. i'm emily smith. we'll be right back. 'm from the . i vacation here, my family spends a lot of time here. i have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's cleanup on the gulf coast. bp has taken full responsibility for cleanup in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. you may have heard that oil is no longer flowing into the gulf. there's less oil coming ashore every day, but we still have thousands of people ready to clean it up if it does. when oil is spotted, we get right to work. we're working with the coast guard and many other government agencies. summer is the busiest time on the gulf, so every day, we're working with residents and local business owners to make sure beaches are clean and that they can stay open. and our efforts won't come at any cost to taxpayers. the work's not over. we're not going anywhere.
>> reporter: they picked up and moved from virginia to north carolina in 2008 just so grey could be closer to the charlotte motor speedway. does this feel like home to you being on the racetrack? >> oh, yeah, any racetrack is really home for me. it's like a bee in a bee hive. >> reporter: he began racing motor bikes at age three. >> i start way back in the heat. >> reporter: and is now the youngest driver in the legends division racking up ten wins in 30 starts, winning $20,000 this year alone as he speeds down the track at 130 miles an hour. grey has his sights set on one day topping the record seven overall nascar